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My Favorites of 2016

The end is near for '16.  Some will be saddened and some will be ecstatic to see the calendar change.  For me it was an absolute mixture of every emotion under the sun.  My work (and play) was once again so good to me and it always provides me with vivid memories and smiles as I remember the variety of clients and jobs, the friends I share it with, unimagina[...]

The Making of: 'Angel of the Rivers' & 'Urban Flow'

Normally, when I'm putting one of my 'The Making of' together it's of one particular subject matter.  As you can see by the header image, this one is a bit unique!  That being said I had to include both because although they're different, the two shoots happened on the same night and within about 20 feet of each other :) 'Angel of the Rivers' was a concep[...]

My favourites of 2015

To sum 2015 up in words would be extremely difficult, luckily I get to express my feelings about it with imagery!  My most successful year to date, with some incredible situations, people, clients and subject matter that will forever be remembered.  It's so easy to forget little nuances and emotions until I go back and relive each scenario or short duration [...]

2016 Personalized Group Workshops

I've had enough requests lately about next year's lineup of workshops that I thought I'd get this out early, in order to give people time to consider how they can make the new personalized group workshop format work for them. Basically what's staying the same is the 'Digital Camera Basics & Foundational Photography workshop'.  That will continue to ha[...]

The Making of 'Roadshow'

Ranking right up there with executing a shoot is putting together a vision in my creative mind that includes a solid theme, a great subject or subject matter, time of day, location and intangibles.  When all those elements come together to solidify the concept it's like getting a shot of adrenaline!  Executing that vision is, of course fun too but also chall[...]

The making of 'Under a Blood Red Sky'

As a commercial and tourism photographer I'm always looking to stretch the parameters of creativity and impact.  Creating something powerful that has an emotional draw is what keeps me motivated to continue to stay fresh. This particular 'Ballerina Series' shoot with Hailey was born out of my visual concept of pairing this unique landscape (as for most of[...]

Light the Night

On my spare time in between shoots, even after 15 years of being a full time pro, I still have an incredibly strong urge to create what I feel passionate about.  A place in time that doesn't involve time constraints, creative parameters or pressures of any kind.  I love creating images of Ballerinas in different scenarios in and around my home town of Kamloo[...]

Pursue the Passion

I've been a full time professional photographer for quite a while now, 14 years to be exact and I've loved every minute of it!  I know that I'll be doing this for a very long time to come, however there have been times when conceptualizing new ideas or showing up with passion has been a bit difficult.  Like everything in life, we need some spice from time to[...]

The making of 'Moonlight Escape' - From the 'Ballerina Series'

To say this was a fun shoot to execute would be a massive understatement.  There was a time late last winter when I was doing some soul searching, and I thought what better way to do it than to have camera in hand.  So I ventured down to the Overlander bridge area in Kamloops and started taking some dusk and night shots.  I was extremely happy with them and [...]